In this Question of the Month a student ask: A student asks: Do I have a "trapped nerve"? I give my answer and put the question into context. There seems to be an assumption that it is a trapped nerve.
In this Question of the Month a student asks: "How much muscular engagement do we need in yoga?" It's a tricky question. Depending on the style of yoga, they may ask for different amounts. The question goes deeper though...
This month's muscle of the month is the Levator Scapulae! It can definitely be a real "pain in the neck" if it gets pissed off. As usual get a concise look at this muscle, it's attachments, function, and dysfunction.
In Part 7 of the Sun Salutation Series we move from chaturanga dandasana to upward facing dog. Sometimes it's the most common and simplest of instructions that cause the most problems. Here we cover some common compensations in upward facing dog.
This month's muscle of the month is the Biceps Brachii Muscle. As usual we break down the muscle, what the name means, where it attaches, what actions it does, and where we see it contracting or lengthening in our yoga practice.
In this question of the month a student asked about Labral Tears for her existing population of students. Labral tears have been on the rise in the yoga community and there are a few factors we should keep in mind.
In part 6 of the Sun Salutation series we take a closer look at the landing and lowering down into chaturanga dandasana after jumping or stepping back. As usual, we want to set up patterns that help us evolve in our practice.
Now that we have established some hand foundation in Part 4 of this sun salutation series, let me say something really obvious. If you don’t pour all of the weight into your hands before you try to jump back, it’s going to be difficult to get your feet off the floor. It will literally
Transcript below of Why is it easier to do lotus pose upside down? The Question: I currently have left medial knee pain when attempting full lotus pose so for now I only take things as far as half lotus pose. (Smart). When I lay on my back with knees bent, I am able to bring my
Transcript below of why it is easier to do purvottanasana with your fingers pointing away. The Question: All right. Welcome back. This months’ Question of The Month is from Kanjini: Good morning David. Greetings from New Zealand. A little advise please. What do you think o
Frozen shoulder is technically called adhesive capsulitis. The question of whether you should be practicing yoga with a frozen shoulder is not so simple to answer. Where you are in the stages of frozen shoulder matter a great deal! Please, before self-diagnosing, much less trying to d